Noobs Should Embrace This New PlayStation ‘Gamer Dictionary’

Noobs Should Embrace This New PlayStation ‘Gamer Dictionary’

Photo: Roman Kosolapov (Shutterstock) I strongly believe console and PC gaming is for everyone, but let’s be honest: the jargony way people talk about video games can make it difficult to get into the hobby. Unless you’re enmeshed in the video game world, a sentence like “the latest patch nerfed HP scaling on end-game mobs … Read more

GDC Clip Shows Activision Blizzard Diversity Tool Always Sucked

GDC Clip Shows Activision Blizzard Diversity Tool Always Sucked

Photo: David McNew (Getty Images) Activision Blizzard touted its Diversity Space Tool in a blog post on May 12, in which it claimed that both the Call of Duty: Vanguard and Overwatch 2 development teams beta tested the tool with much enthusiasm, then quickly walked this statement back on May 13 and said the tool … Read more

Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Kingdom Heart Cloud Versions Get ‘Busy Servers’ Warning

Once, long ago, buying and playing a video game was pretty easy. You bought the disc or cart, stuck it in the console, and hit play. Not so much anymore. Case in point: The not-so-great cloud-streaming-only versions of Kingdom Hearts released on Switch earlier this year recently got an update, and now feature a warning … Read more

Sci-Fi Horror Masterpiece Prey Free On PC, And More Great Games

Sci-Fi Horror Masterpiece Prey Free On PC, And More Great Games

Screenshot: Arkane / Bethesda Arkane’s fantastic sci-fi immersive sim Prey is currently free via the Epic Games Store alongside two other great games. And we’ll talk about those games in a moment. But first let’s chat about what makes Prey so damn good. Prey debuted in 2017 and was published by Bethesda. The Arkane-developed adventure … Read more

Meet The Only Person Keeping Action RPG Babylon’s Fall Alive

Meet The Only Person Keeping Action RPG Babylon’s Fall Alive

Babylon’s Fall, the troubled live-service action-RPG from action game luminaries Platinum Games, has seemingly hit life support. After two months on the market and a lukewarm reception at launch, Square Enix’s latest effort was reduced to just one player on PC last week. They revealed themselves on Twitter after VGC reported the shocking player count … Read more

40K Game Developers Criticized Over Ridiculous Twitch Drops

40K Game Developers Criticized Over Ridiculous Twitch Drops

Screenshot: Complex Games Complex Games, the developers of the new Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhuntershave issued a statement apologizing to players after running a campaign where certain in-game items were only available to those who sat through some Twitch streams. Via PC Gamerwhile Complex probably thought they were running a fairly standard (by 2022 … Read more

Square Enix Selling Tomb Raider, Deus Ex And Thief Studios

Square Enix Selling Tomb Raider, Deus Ex And Thief Studios

Image: Square Enix The Embracer Group, a planet-swallowing mass of video game publishers that already includes the likes of Gearbox and THQ Nordictonight announced a deal to purchase a number of storied studios and properties from Square Enix. While the purchase isn’t final — this is just “an agreement to acquire” them until everything is … Read more